Last week, the world mourned the loss of legendary Canadian rocker Gord Downie, who lost his battle with brain cancer at just 53.
You can pay your respects to Canada’s poet, advocate, and rocker through song this week, as Toronto’s very own CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!, the open choir group, will be hosting a tribute concert for Gord.
To be held at Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday night, the group is inviting all of Toronto to sing some of Downie’s most beloved songs together.
Those attending should bring candles and blankets as well as their best singing voices, as lyrics will be published on the Facebook event prior to the event.
As of Monday morning, there were about 810 people slated to attend the two-hour sing-in with another 3,000 interested.
So free up your calendars tomorrow evening and celebrate the man who, “means so much to so many. He made us all feel so proud to be Canadian, yet continually challenged us to make our country stronger. His voice will live on in his music, poetry and our hearts forever.”
When: Tuesday, October 24, 8 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Tickets: Admission is free, but guests are invited to make a minimum donation of $5 to
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund